Hyland Granby in The Financial Times

Hyland Granby as featured in the
Financial Times magazine
"How to Spend It"
June 15, 2013

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Hyland Granby Antiques was founded in 1976 by Janice Hyland and Alan Granby. The business specializes in buying and selling museum quality 18th & 19th Century marine antiques such as carved eagles, cannons, globes, and marine art / paintings by artists such as James Buttersworth and Antonio Jacobsen, important 19th century American ship portraitists. Alan Granby produced and edited a book titled: "A Yachtman's Eye" which was published in 2004. The book documents one man's collection, Glen Foster, involving the history of maritime art of the late 18th and 19th century with an emphasis on American and English yachting.

During 2005, Alan Granby has lectured about the Foster collection for the follwing institutions:

  • New York Yacht Club, 44th Street Club House, New York City
  • Museum of Yachting and Redwood Library, Newport, Rhode Island
  • International Yacht Restoration School, Classic Yacht Regatta, Padanaram, MA.
  • Nantucket Historical Society, Nantucket, MA.
  • New York Yacht Club, Harbor Court, Newport, Rhode Island

Hyland Granby sells museum quality marine art and marine antiquesHyland Granby Antiques maintains a large inventory of museum quality maritime artifacts (marine antiques) and marine art. The firm has bought and sold many of the most important maritime artifacts to come on the market in the last thirty years, including furniture, clocks, scientific instruments, prints, 18th & 19th century marine paintings, ships models, scrimshaw, photographs and marine-related folk art . In addition to buying and selling, Hyland Granby Antiques provides a consulting service to help museum and private collectors in acquiring maritime objects and marine paintings.

Hyland Granby exhibits at six antiques shows during the year. Please refer to the show section of this website for exhibition details. The firm does not have an open antique shop, but can be reached by e-mail ( No prices are quoted on the website nor will we respond to e-mail price requests, due to others using our prices and material without our permission. For price quotes, please call: 1-508-771-3070.

The Polychrome Ivory Spinning Jenney - a work by Etienne Vorngurl c. 1809
The "Polychrome Ivory Spinning Jenney"
a work by Etienne Vongurl made in 1809

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As excepted from The New York Times Art Review article "Part Ostentatious, Part Intimate: International Fine Art & Antiques at Park Avenue Armory" published October 24, 2013

Around the same time that Hartmann was producing his horological wonders, another extraordinarily talented French craftsman, Etienne Vorngurl, was working under rather different conditions as a prisoner of war in British custody. P.O.W.’s of the Napoleonic era were treated more humanely than convicted criminals, and many spent their time producing crafts that they might sell or barter. In 1809, Vorngurl created a  “Polychrome Ivory Spinning Jenney.”

About a foot tall, it consists of working mechanical parts carved from ivory with thread running through them. An assortment of little men and women in different costumes revolve, dance and play a violin when a crank in front is turned. This marvel of self-taught miniaturism is at Hyland GranbyAntiques.


Read what The Press is saying about Hyland Granby Antiques:

Art & AntiquesThe Catalogue of Antiques & Fine ArtCape Cod Home & GardenCape Cod & Islands HomeCape Cod Life
American Art Collector February 2007 - An Inside Look at Marine Art Specialists at HomeRob Report June 2006Antiques & Fine Art - October 2009 New York Times - October 2013

Our gallery has been written about in several publications on fine art and antiques, and in several magazines about Cape Cod living. from the standpoint of the architecturally historical importance of the structure to the collection of fine nautical antiques and fine art housed within. By clicking on the magazine images below, these articles are available for your perusal.